What I meant is that FUN has analog in, so you could go soundcard / cd player / whatever analog output -> FUN amp -> speakers / headphone, skipping the FUN's DAC section entirely.
The only inputs on the Sparrow/NFB-11/NFB-12/NFB-5 are digital, so it has to be processed by the DAC.
This is the last real outstanding feature the FUN has over the other units, and why it might possibly cost more. But almost nobody would use it I think, so it makes sense with the changes in the NFB-5 as a successor of the FUN.
Edited by Elanzer - 7/24/11 at 11:24pm